The structural engineering and design consultancy, which has offices in Ipswich and Cambridge, was originally set up by Managing Director James Potter eleven years ago. Since then, the business has grown and now delivers projects across the region.
Mr Potter attributes the success of the business to the team saying: “They have worked really hard through a challenging 18 months, to sustain and enhance our quality of service which strives to add value to a project and improve the construction process.”
However, turnover isn’t the only thing to have grown. Over the last 12 months, the team has expanded to 16, with four new employees joining the business; two of which are Degree Apprentices who have come from One sixth form college in Ipswich.
As Mr Potter explained. “Our relationship with One and the degree apprenticeship initiative has been a great success for us. We now have four Degree Apprentices in the business and are building a team for the future. Having well-rounded young people in the business that we can develop alongside their education is the way forward and enables us to keep growing as a company.”
Superstructures has also undergone a restructuring of its senior team, with directors and associates taking on new roles and responsibilities to enhance and extend the quality of its services.
Mr Potter continued. “It’s been challenging to work around the changing COVID restrictions but our hybrid working model has worked well and when allowed, we’ve taken the opportunity to get out to some great social events as a team.
“It’s been really good to get back to the office environment, where we can interact face-to-face, work creatively and enjoy each other’s company; something that we have missed through lockdowns and working from home. We are now focused on embedding our new culture and values, which are very much based on recognising our people and giving them great opportunities to learn from their peers and develop their careers.”
Image: The Superstructures team celebrating there success Credit Superstructuers